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Malaysian restaurant Wau

$$ - $$$, Asian, Malaysian
Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 2487
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“satay” (29 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (12 reviews)
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Singaporean, Asian, Malaysian, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has nice ambience, warm and cozy with its fairy lights. For both times I was there, there wasn’t many people so it’s not chaotic. Food was good although it took quite a while for the dishes to be prepared. Recommend the prawn satay...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ZarifahZ9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for a quick dinner while in Amsterda for business and had a very good time. I had a very tasty lemongrass chicken with coconut. Very good size of portion with some rice on the side. Very polite and friendly waitress as well...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BDelapre
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

it’s a cozy place near redlight district. small and packed on a saturday afternoon. service is friendly but took forever. refreshing beverages (try air limau/lemonade and es merah/selasih), authentic nasi goreng/fried rice. laksa soup is tasty (although i prefer a wider flat noodle), satay is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank calamity_dv
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Singapore it was great to try a few of my favourites Char Kway Teow and. Chicken satay. Owner was really nice and the food was good. Will be visiting again.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank H4532HLmatthewr
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

In six people we tasted about ten different meals and we were all satisfied with all of them. We can recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jansH4392JK
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great selection on menu, well presented and great tasting food, Chicken rendang from the 3 course special menu was one of the best I have ever experienced. The sevice was very good and staff were pleasant and accommodating.We will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ravyPerth
Reviewed 18 September 2018

In a busy part of Amsterdam full of restaurant options, this place has a lot of competition. I was pleased. They had a 3-course coconut menu that was excellent: coconut soup, coconut curry (chicken or beef, depending on the night), and coconut ice cream. Loved...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank toddinparis
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Food was just okay but the owner was rude very slow to assist. You need more staff to accommodate such a central location. Service is just not good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank May M
Ben K, Manager at Malaysian restaurant Wau, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thank you for your kind response. Sorry we did not serve you what you expected. May you ever want to help us with the service you know where the owner is.

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

My Wife and I were in Amsterdam for one night only and we decided to try this Malaysian food. Very close to our hotel bank central Amsterdam so great location easy to find. You might have to wait but it’s worth it. Staff is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jin8351
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A nice experience: the food is great, spicy but tasty, and the price-to-quality ratio is really correct. It's located in a touristic part of the town, but you do not feel the pressure of the crowd once inside. I do recommend !

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank etf190
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
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25 March 2017|
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Response from BenK745 | Property representative |
Yes we are Halal, but alcohol is being served in this Restaurant. All our meat are bought from a local Islamic Butcher called Kaddour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 421 2487
  • E-mail
Malay restaurant serving halal food (we do serve alcohol, Tiger beer, Gulpener and wines). In a modern romantic atmosphere we serve eg charcoal grilled satay's, laksa, curry with roti, vegetarian, nasi lemak, rendang and nasi goreng. No MSG, almost glutenfree
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